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Jan 22, 2013 11:00pm EST
of our conversations with historians, they are doris kearns goodwin, jon meacham, bob woodward, bob carry and michael beschloss. >> i think part of what obama has to do in history is one line in the chart is the decline in household income. median household income. it's been falling for 12 years, the american dream a phrase going into the 1930's is in genuine peril, i'm not being yogi bear saying we're at the fork in the road and we should take the fork. it's a fact and the opportunity is going away. there may be a good business cycle coming but we know the long term trend here is heading in the wrong direction. >> rose: james taylor and presidential his historians and journalists when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: james taylor's one of the most recognized voices in american music. the five-time grammy award winner sold close to 100 million albums. he's equally celebrated for his guitar playing, his lyrics and his distinct baritone voice. in 2011 taylor was awarded national medal of arts from th
Jan 23, 2013 12:00pm PST
. they included doris kearns goodwin, jon meacham, michael beschloss, robert caro and bob woodward. here is part two of that conversation. doris do you think when those historians met with the president they had any influence on him and what came out of those meetings even though you're not supposed to acknowledge you were there. >> no, you know, i think to go back to what bob said. the fact that you've got a president who reads history means that he's learning from previous presidents. he's not just learning from his first term but the stories and the try alls and the tragedies of previous presidents are in his head. harry truman read a lot of history, teddy roosevelt and so does barack obama and i think that's a really helpful thing. what history will tell you even though there is this second term curse idea, there's no great historic president without a second term. it's a huge opportunity because the country has already legitimized what you did in the first term as complicated as it might be during the recession. they wanted you back again. and now you've got a chance to build the base for t
Jan 21, 2013 11:00pm PST
"lincoln." she'll join us later. from nashville, jon meacham, he won a pulitzer prize for the biography of andrew jackson. from washington, d.c., pulitzer prize winning journalist bob woodward, his latest book is called "the price of politics." in new york, michael beschloss, the histian for nbcews a authorf ma books including "presidential courage: brave leaders and how they changed america." finally robert caro, the pulitzer prize winning author of the biography of lyndon johnson. the most recent biography is called "the passage of power." i'm pleased to have all of them here as we broadcast on this inauguration day as we talk about the second term of president barack obama. i begin with robert caro. what is the challenge for presidents in a second term? >> challenge but a great opportunity when you're in the second term you have nothin mo to run for,no more elections. so what you're running for a place in history and you know if you do a great job you will have a great place in history. >> rose: and you never know what's coming though, as vietnam -- >> oh, it -- as i write now, the l
Jan 22, 2013 10:00am EST
to impeachment. >> rose: jon meacham in nashville, thomas jonathan van everyson after a successful first term in which the louisiana purchase was dominant he goes into the second term and what happens? >> well his second inaugural address is largely an attack on the press so he set a tone there. every subsequent president has wanted to do that, may not have pulled it off. he ran into the possibility of war with great britain and imposed what many historians believed to be-- beginning with henry adams-- a disastrous economic embargo that expanded the power of the presidency in ways that would have made the -- a younger thomas jefferson's head explode. the president literally had the power to decide which ships left the country and which didn't as he bought time to try to prepare for war. so he is one of the classic examples where a president in the a second term ran into trouble. i think part of that is a simple mathematical fact which is with four more years and a job of ultimate power and ultimate responsibility you have that much longer for the unexpected, the surprising and the difficult t
Jan 24, 2013 3:00am PST
jefferson: the art of power," jon meacham. the chairman of deutsche incorporated, donny deutsch. former treasury official and "morning joe" economic analyst, steve rattner. and in washington, capitol hill nbc news capitol hill correspondent, kelly o'donnell. good to have you on board this morning. >> good to see you. >> teasing ahead to a story i'm going to do second, because we're going to start with secretary clinton, i just want to know first thought what your gut is on women in combat. rattner. >> the time had come. they were doing everything else. >> meacham? >> my sense is when you talk to people in the military, it was recognizing a fact on the ground. women were more and more in these roles but weren't being given the proper credit and proper advancement. >> kelly o.? >> i think it's that advancement piece because in talking to members in congress, they all said boy, in our constituents and home states, we know so many women who have been put in such positions of treachery, peril and injury and death. and this is a way to get the credit for being in combat to advance. >> okay. a
Jan 30, 2013 3:00am PST
-winning historian and the author of "thomas jefferson: the art of power," jon meacham. >> willie geist's favorite book. >> msnbc contributor mike barnicle. willie geist is here. >> can i tell you this is a big day for you? >> sure, sure. >> we've got a momentous birthday today in the brzezinski household, 17 years old? amelia? >> yes! >> 17. it's over. she's gone. >> she's not gone. >> i mean college a year from now. >> willie, willie. >> should we sing "happy birthday"? >> no. she would be so embarrassed. >> 17. >> i know, i'm the mother of a 17-year-old. joe, good morning. we have a lot to talk about today. i know you want to talk about major league baseball, though. that's what i'm told. >> well, i want to talk about a couple things. i think on your daughter's 17th birthday, i think now's a good time to come clean. >> okay. let's do it. >> a-rod's about to get busted for 'roids. ray lewis, in one of his press conferences, a football player, we find out that he's using deer -- what is it, willie -- deer -- >> deer antler spray. >> deer antler spray. >> that's awkward. >> which by the way, littl
Jan 5, 2013 11:00am EST
. >> author jon meacham recounts the career of america's third president thomas jefferson. mr. jon meacham examines jefferson's relation to political power, reports that despite his strong belief and opposition to confrontation president jefferson was able to successfully lead the country in a highly partisan political environment. this is just under an hour. >> it is all downhill from there. my lawyer will take any complaints later. thank you so much and thank you for what you all do here. i have shopped here as a young washington monthly editor, shopped is too strong. we didn't have any money but you all may remember washington monthly editors were paid $10,000 a year which kate whoo-hoo won the national book award last night and adding to her amazing list of accomplishments, she used to say she actually graduated from the monthly when she could buy on tra appetizers in restaurants. i am a southerner, i am from tennessee, and i think understanding jefferson in his regional context and national context and political context is important. he was a master of politics, whether it was ideolog
Jan 1, 2013 4:00am PST
's exciting. >> a videotape. >>> and doris and jon meacham and the civil war in pennsylvania. next on "morning joe." >> announcer: did you know there are secret black market websites around the world that sell stolen identities? >> 30-year-old american man, excellent credit rating. >> announcer: lifelock monitors thousands of these sites 24 hours a day. and if we discover any of our members' data for sale, lifelock is there with the most comprehensive identity theft protection available. [♪...] [squealing, crash] call 1-800-lifelock or go to today. >>> america is in the midst of commemoration of the anniversary of the civil war. and consider the battle of g gettysbu gettysburg. and with us to talk about it. mike barnicle, he was there and pulitzer winning historian jon meacham. by the way, he was cheering for lee. best selling author, doris kaerearns good win. let's begin with you, jon, why did gettysburg matter so much? >> it turned lee's army back and ended the invasion of the north and was the turning point of the war. at that point, though it was going to be difficult and bl
Jan 15, 2013 3:00am PST
, more with arianna huffington and harold ford junior and jon meacham joins the table. do you like sam, arianna? you do? >> i love sam. >> no complaints about him. this is the time. back with him in a moment. the w. surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly several months. so, if the duck isn't able to work, how will he pay for his living expenses? aflac. like his rent and car payments? aflac. what about gas and groceries? aflac. cell phone? aflac, but i doubt he'll be using his phone for quite a while cause like i said, he has a fractured beak. [ male announcer ] send the aflac duck a get-well card at i hate getting up in the morning. i love bread. i love cheese. did i say i love chocolate? i'm human! and the new weight watchers 360 program lets me be. the reason i'm still in this body feelin' so good isn't because i never go out and enjoy the extra large, extra cheese world we live in. it's because i do. and you can too. because when a weight loss program is built for human nature you can expect amazing. introducing the new w
Jan 18, 2013 10:00pm PST
music ♪ ] >> gavin: jon meacham is well-known as the former "newsweek" editor in chief and also a prolific author about andrew jackson now he's out with another best seller thomas jefferson. jon, thank you so much for coming on the show. walking contradiction is that an easy, quick way of summing up a man whose passions for personal liberty extended to obviously the contradiction as it relates to owning slaves, the issues of his own shyness and the pursuit of power and politician. i mean going through this, he seems to be everything to anyone who is searching for him to be like themselves. >> right. you know, one of the reasons why we're sitting here talking about him now. his capacity to speak to the best instincts and the worst in american life. there have been marvelous books rent by jefferson. we all look back in search of either inspiration or sanction. that's what happened with jefferson. one of the problems with jefferson was he was so eloquent and prolific for so long that you could quote him on any issue, the same thing with winston churchill and the bible. those are ot
Jan 21, 2013 9:00pm EST
about the presidency of barack obama and the next four years joined by doris kearns goodwin, jon meacham, bob woodward, bob caro, and michael beschloss. >> i know it's the consensus that we're -- barack obama has to do is get along with the republicans. i'd like to say something about that. president obama is fond of quoting-- and if he isn't, i am-- martin luther king's statement "the moral arc of the universe bends slowly but it bends towards justice." in the first term, president obama did bend that moral arc. he got health insurance, peace of mind for more than 30 million people. the bill may be floored but it's passed. in the second term i see a sort of differently. everyone's attacking the moral arc of justice-- social security medicare, everyone's saying we have to cut it back. that's the great safety net for the american people. i almost see him as a defender. he has to defend social security and medicare in a fiscally responsible way. >> rose: inaugural day 2013, assessment by journalists and looking forward with historians when we continue. >> rose: today barack obama was sworn
Jan 10, 2013 3:00am PST
-winning historian and author of "thomas jefferson: the art of power," jon meacham. and in washington, washington anchor for "bbc world news america," katty kay. morning, joe. >> mike barnicle, something that has jolted mika to her core. >> what? >> the fact that nobody since, i guess, '96 made it into the hall of fame. and i've just got to ask a question. what has major league baseball and the sports writers that cover major league baseball, what has it all come down to when a guy is not allowed to get into the hall of fame and to be adored by my young children and meacham's young children -- >> willie's young children. >> -- and willie's young children and the young children of america just because they committed a felony and may have perjured themselves under sworn testimony. >> it's an outrage. >> the united states congress. what's america coming to? >> this is good news. >> they're cheaters. these cheaters, these felons, these perjurers are not being honored. >> they should say that they shouldn't be. >> i couldn't be happier. you listen to the sports writers, these dorks just being so offen
Jan 9, 2013 3:00am PST
learn something from our record here in new jersey. >> you know, jon meacham, dana millbank who occasionally writes a snarky column or two in "the washington post" actually offered a fairly broad support of embrace of chris christie as the republican party savior, for obvious reasons. he says this. certainly the storm and more important, christie's forceful response boosted the governor's standing. but the tea party's record lows and christie's record highs tell a larger story. americans are crying out for an end of ideological warfare. that has developed into christie's signature in new jersey. he began his term promising tax cuts and fighting with the teachers union over tenure, pay and education reforms, but he now preaches reconciliation in his address tuesday afternoon. and jon, he did that, but he never once compromised a single value. he fought the unions. he won. he got the unions coming to him to reform schools. and he's fought budget battles, and he's won. he's won them on his terms, but he doesn't vilify the democrats. he works with them. and this is -- again, for som
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
to bring up a point, mark, that jon meacham brought up which is this -- we are as a society, we are one of the things that social media has done, what the internet has done, we have -- go into our own cocoons now as a society. we don't talk to the other side as much. it is like the washington problem on steroids. it happens at homeowners association meet. >> in d.c., outside of d.c., broken down into two tribes, blue tribe and the red tribe. sometimes when you are a member of the blue tribe everything your side does is great. it is fine. can be defended. if you are on the other side you actually think the worst of all that person. and the problem is that it is very hard to find that middle when everyone is in their own two camps. >> it is. that's -- actually this is a problem in communities all around the country. >> the election. a look at the 2008 election. it was so divisive and ugly. you have -- members of the other -- i'm talking about 2008. when you have -- members of congress, you know, stand up in 2008 or 2009 and say you know, main objective is to make him a one-term president
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
of taking the oath itself. jon meacham is the author of "thomas jefferson: the art of power" way up on the new york times best sellers list and he joins me now. i'm here with rachel, i think it is such a great question, is this president a revolutionary president? in fact, the way that jackson was in the 1820s, the way your guy, jefferson was, in the beginning of the 19th century n the way reagan was, is he going to transform in this second term this country? >> well, that's the great question. buy graphically, demographically, barack obama will be written about and debated as churchhill once said in another context, as long as the english language is spoken in the corner of the globe because of the magnitude of his achievement of winning in 2008. and i think winning in 2012 the ratification of that election, of the election of an african-american. when you were growing up, when i was growing up, the idea that a man whose middle name was hussein would be a two-term president of the united states was beyond the imagination, in many ways. so bio graphically he's a figure of great hist
Jan 11, 2013 3:00am PST
." jon meacham got depressed. can i depress him further? >> go ahead. >> he wasn't a nerd that said i'm going to write books one day. he was a trial lawyer. you worked for still hector. >> for 12 years -- >> wow. >> and my mother still breaks my life into two chapters and that's when jimmy had a job and then did the writing thing. >> do you know how many lawyers, and you do, obviously. every lawyer you're with, i've been in law firms, quite a few law firms before, and there's always the guy that says "i'm going to quit this". >> grisham. >> i'll probably have about 15 or 20 e-mails from those guys when i leave this show. >> you did it, though. and 20 books, remarkably successful. >> yep. well, now, actually, i'm counsel to david boyce's law firm. i'm involved in the madoff case, and i get to coach my son's soccer and basketball teams. so great lifestyle. >> i want to talk about "blood money" but first about the moment you decided you were going to take the leap, and obviously not -- especially for people that don't know, you worked at one of the best law firms not only in florida but
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